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Berlin Tourist Attractions

Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as the largest city with a population of over 3 million. The city of Berline regained its status as the capital after the reunification of Germany in 1990. It also serves as a major centre of politics, culture, media and science, and a hub for air and rail transport.

As a city noted for its cultural flair, Berlin is home to the world famous Berlin Opera and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The art scene is diverse, which is very evident with the hundreds of art galleries, the Annual Forum - an international art fair, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island. The palaces and parks of Berlin were designated World Heritage sites in 1990.

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Berlin Wall

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West Berlin (former)

East Berlin (former)

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Havel River

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The Havel River runs through Berlin, adding to the city's scenery. Visitors can enjoy the sights on a river cruise from a steamer.

Spree River

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The Spree River flows through several German states including Berlin. Tour boats and leisure crafts tour the Spree and the adjoining waterways to enjoy the Spreewald, the landscape surrounding the river.

Railroad Stations

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Other Sights

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Events

A number of festivals and events are held annually in Berlin.

Festival Weeks

Festival Weeks in Berlin is a month long even that takes place in September. Since its inception in 1950, the festival has offered a wide-array of daily events, including operas, orchestral, choral and chamber concerts, piano recitals, dance productions and theatrical performances.
Among the highlights are performances by the Berlin Philharmonic, with guest conductors. There are also many events which feature a contemporary repertoire.
The performances take place in various venues, including the Philharmonic Hall, the Hebbel Theater, the Berlin Gallery, the German Opera of Berlin and many other notable buildings in the city.

Bach Days

Bach Days is a nine-day festival that pays tribute to the famous composer, but is not limited completely to his works.
The festival does focus on Johann Sebastian Bach, through orchestral, choral and chamber concerts, recitals and even lectures, but there are also other performances based on works by various composers, many of them from the 20th-C.
There are daily performances in numerous venues, including the Philharmonic Hall, the Charlottenburg Castle, St Matthew's Church and the Musical Instrument Museum.
Address: VDMK Berlin, Bismarckstrasse 73, D-10627 Berlin, Germany
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